It can be a pain to get that sunlight feel in watercolor paintings. If you do a colorful underpainting, it gets knocked down with browns and greys eventually unless you protect it. Adding some yellow with white gouache can save some, but it won’t be so easy to get as much saturation in the color if you bomb it with white.
Here’s a little method if you want to add it in the end without worrying about protecting the whites!
All you need is watercolors and some mask fluid. Be sure to tip your brush on soap before applying it to your brush as it will destroy your brush completely!
Hope you enjoyed this!
Ending this with a video on my first watercolour sketchbook. The paintings are mostly plein air paintings, but there are also some studies from masters work and from my photos.